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YAI stands for do not pass go. This is for people who are in between jobs no growth or opportunity!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Direct Service Professional  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Direct Service Professional in New York, NY

I have been working at YAI National Institute

Pros

You meet some really great individuals
The people with disabilities recieve a tremendous amount of support and learn a great deal when there (outcomes are actually working to there benefit)
Some of the programs give you the autonomy you desire

Cons

There is no room for advancement, everytime I tried to go in any direction I was blocked by management (still waiting on my year review)

They dont follow protocol; they make rules up as they go along.

Honestly the pay is not that great either I mean its 2 dollars more than you make with other agencies but how can you afford to pay your bills and upper Managment is getting paid millions (see The New York times ad; Recently released)

When you have personal issues they don't care; they make little concessions to help you and redirect you to EPA. How is EPA supposse to help me if I need a schedule change? Really!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop being title happy and throwing your power around.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    YAI Should be a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at YAI National Institute

    Pros

    - Easy to get comfortable
    - Constant staff training
    - Professional at times
    - Working with like-minded people can be great
    - Many career driven people

    Cons

    - Advancement is non-existent
    - Working in group homes is extremely stressful
    - Due to the nature of the work, employees back stab each other frequently
    - Management does not care if you love the company, any problems and they pressure you to quit
    - Management ACTIVELY may prevent you from any room to maneuver
    - Write-ups can be used to instantly end chances for longevity or advancement
    - Staff members will literally fight you on the job
    - Management, especially upper management are drunk on their power

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many teachers pets and unofficial managers, ie: long-term employees that are treated like managers and given statues, yet curse/disrespect newer employees,saying things management would never be allowed to say.
    Don't screw over those who love the company for those who dont.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    In the meantime in between time..great for new grads or the unemployed stay for a year and LEAVE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at YAI National Institute

    Pros

    -they hire great fun people (too bad they lose them)
    -They wont fire you since everyone quits
    -You get a good feeling knowing that YAI is important for families and people with disabilities

    Cons

    -CFO only likes and promotes men
    -NO Growth, they would rather hire from outside
    -ZERO SALARY INCREASES although upper management is getting paid way too high...always the excuse of "budget Cuts"
    -Sneaky management that will promote people in the department but wont annouce it or have the person keep it as a secret because 4 people within the same department who do more and have been working there just as long or longer have not seen one promotion or increase
    -Employees that sleep at their desk get recognition over the person who works

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You hire great people and do a very poor job at keeping them. FIX IT!

    No opinion of CEO
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